15 mai 2011

Kangxi blue and white @ Bonhams, Fine Chinese Art, 12 May 2011

A rare and large blue and white 'soldier' vase and cover. Kangxi. Photo Bonhams The vase of tall baluster form rising to the high shoulder, waisted neck and everted rim, well painted in shades of lighter and darker blue with four panels divided by narrow borders enclosing white morning glory scrolls, the panels painted with two scenes of ladies and boys at play in a fenced garden by a pavilion with well detailed interior, alternating with two scenes of boys behind fences watching two jousting mounted warriors, all between the... [Lire la suite]
02 juin 2010

Arts of Meissen porcelain @ David Brower Antiques

An exhibition dedicated to some of the most impressive and important works of 19th century Meissen porcelain on the market today takes place at specialist dealers, David Brower Antiques, 113 Kensington Church Street, London W8 7LN.  The exhibition will be held from 3rd June to 30th June 2010, with a preview event on the 2nd June heralding Meissen’s 300th anniversary.  It coincides with international celebrations and is also conveniently timed with the major art and antiques fairs in London’s busiest month. It is due to... [Lire la suite]
19 novembre 2009

Bonhams to Sell White Gold: One of the Finest Collections of Meissen in the World

The preferred gifts of kings, Meissen porcelain, from many of the noble houses of Europe, will be sold at Bonhams on November 25 2009 when the first part of the Hoffmeister Collection is auctioned. The world-famous Hoffmeister Collection was assembled over the last 40 years by two German brothers who have a passion for this rare 18th-century porcelain. Considered one of the finest collections of Meissen in the world, for the past ten years it has been on view at the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe in Hamburg, one of Europe's leading... [Lire la suite]
04 avril 2009

"Baroque 1620 – 1800: Style in the Age of Magnificence" @ the V&A’s, London.

The Interior of St Peter's in Rome, Giovannni Paolo Panini & studio, Before 1742 © The National Gallery, London LONDON.- The magnificence and splendour of Baroque, one of the most opulent styles of the 17th and 18th centuries, is the subject of the V&A’s spring exhibition. The exhibition will reflect the complexity and grandeur of the Baroque style, from the Rome of Borromini and Bernini to the magnificence of Louis XIV's Versailles and the lavishness of Baroque theatre and performance. On display will be religious... [Lire la suite]
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